I've been taking a little break from building but today I went through the rest of my tailcone kit and figured out what should be replaced per Van's recommendations. My scrap pile got big enough I moved it to some corner of a my basement to forget about for a while. For parts I had already used, I tried my best to determine if they were laser cut or not based on pictures I had. If I couldn't tell, I decided to go with an abundance of caution and replace them anyway. I basically have to rebuild the entire vertical stabilizer and I'm an very not thrilled about it. Both the spars need to be replaced inside of it and that is a lot of rivets to drill out.
#generalAviation #rv10 #homeBuilt #experimentalAviation #airplane #avGeek #aviation
Beta Technologies' Alia electric aircraft made its first international journey from Plattsburgh, New York to Montreal, Canada. This marks a significant milestone for the company and the first landing of an all-electric aircraft in Montreal.
- By Jen Nevans
More: https://hypeaviation.com/story/betas-electric-aircraft-completes-first-international-flight-to-montreal/129307/ #aviation
TIL that famed banjo player Earl Scruggs was a pilot and once survived a crashing his own plane with only a broken leg. I thought to myself - oh, surely that’s the basis for that Columbo episode in which Johnny Cash plays a country singer / pilot who covers up a murder by jumping out of his own plane with a parachute and pretending he was thrown clear of the wreck with just a broken leg. BUT NO, it is not art imitates life! The Columbo episode aired in March 1974 and the Scruggs crash was in October 1975. Also, as far as we know, Earl Scruggs never murdered anyone. #NowYouKnow #EarlScruggs #JohnnyCash #Columbo #Aviation
Boeing will restart its prominent Everett factory tours at Paine Field in October, after a three-year interruption.
- By Janice Podsada
Moviation and Eve Air Mobility have signed a Letter of Intent for Korea's first eVTOL urban ATM agreement. Moviation will purchase Eve's Urban Air Traffic Management solution.
- By Jason Pritchard
Happy Thursday, Friends! Are you tired of hearing about #inflation? Do you wish that #prices would stop their rise? Are you wondering if there's a way to stabilize the #economy and go back to prior years when things were better? If so, you're not alone. We try to address these questions and more in this week’s #OnAviation full article.
See you in the comments.
Portugal's government has approved plans to privatise at least 51% of state-owned airline TAP, as part of an intention to develop the national aviation sector.
Viva Aerobus announces its largest expansion at Felipe Ángeles International Airport with 17 new routes.
- By Edgardo Gimenez Mazó
United Airlines is set to enhance accessibility, introducing a tool assisting wheelchair users in flight bookings and managing events of lost or broken wheelchairs.
- By David Slotnick
#united #unitedairlines #aviation
New UK-based Global Airlines collaborates with Hi Fly for the entry to service of its four Airbus A380 aircraft.
- By Len Varley
#a380 #airbus #aviation
China Eastern Airlines Corp. has ordered 100 domestically manufactured Comac C919 jets, valued at $9.9 billion, posing significant competition to Boeing Co, which has been lacking major Chinese orders for years.
- By Danny Lee
#chinaeastern #boeing #comac #c919 #aviation
Former Allegiant Air CEO Maurice Gallagher returns to the helm following the unexpected resignation of CEO John Redmond.
- By Edward Russell
Ending its alliance with American Airlines in the northeastern U.S. will lead to significant revenue loss for JetBlue Airways.
- By Edward Russell
#jetblue #americanairlines #aviation
🇷🇺 A mass #cyberattack on Russia’s air booking system Leonardo sparked flight delays among major carriers on Thursday.
Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot said the denial-of-service attack resulted in delays of up to an hour for departures at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport.
North American XP-51 Mustang - 41-038. Equipped with the original Allison engine and three-bladed propeller. Seen here at the EAA Museum, Oshkosh in 2013. It was originally allocated to RAF as AG348 but was not delivered. #Photography #PhotographyOnMastodon #Aviation #Aircraft #EAA #EAAMuseum #Mustang #P51 #XP51
JetBlue has introduced a new formal family seating guarantee to ensure that children aged 13 years and younger can sit next to an adult travelling with them on the same reservation. https://www.air101.co.uk/2023/09/family-seating-guarantee-from-jetblue.html #Air101 #avgeek #travel #aviation #fyp #aircraft #transport #holidays #vacations #flights #news
JR Technologies and IAG Loyalty partner to provide a multi-product retailing solution to the airline industry
The industry-first B2C solution incorporates modern airline retailing concepts, creating a better transaction experience and boosting revenue. https://www.air101.co.uk/2023/09/jr-technologies-and-iag-loyalty-partner.html #Air101 #avgeek #travel #aviation #fyp #aircraft #transport #holidays #vacations #flights #news
Bonus Photo of the Day 28th September 2023.
44-72218, North American P-51D Mustang, United States Army Air Force, on display suspended from the ceiling at Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, 6th March 1996.
Photo of the Day 28th September 2023.
TC-FHC, Airbus A320-214, Freebird, Turning on to Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, 15th May 2019.
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This hour’s random desktop background on my #MacbookPro is of Puddles, the University of Oregon Ducks mascot, after his flight with me and other media peeps on the #EAA B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” when the tour stopped in Eugene. I was the media rep for our chapter, and when 2 people dropped out of the media flight, a chapter member made a call and Puddles and his handler joined the flight.
It is not every day you see a giant Duck getting strapped into a B-17.
Die noch recht junge #MiniJet Scene, die sich nun auch langsam in Deutschland entwickelt, mit tollen Flugzeugen, extra für diesen Bereich entwickelt.
In den USA gibt es bereits die Mini Jet #Aerobatics. Hervorragend geflogene Darbietungen👍
Cleveland Air Show 2023💪😃👇
#Kunstflug #Jets #Aviation
On This Day 27th September 1996.
LX-DCV, Boeing 747-228F, Atlas Air, in basic Cargolux colours, at a rather misty Amsterdam Schipol, 27th September 1996.
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4 nutplates, ready for use.
Not perfect, but acceptable. More than capable for the load they’ll carry (they’ll secure the bolt that’ll hold the shoulder braces of the safety harnesses) and where the load will be.
Definitely getting nutplate jigs for the future 80-some-odd nutplates I’ll be making for this project.
Fair points. It should also be renationalised IMO.
As a frequent traveller, here are five things I want Qantas to do
"The Fight to Replace FAA’s Battle Mountain Radar" by US🇺🇸 FAA - FAA air traffic radar in north-central Nevada on 9678ft/2950m Mt Lewis was destroyed by #weather from Dec 2022 - Mar 2023. Short time for rebuild at high elevation🏔️. https://medium.com/faa/the-fight-to-replace-faas-battle-mountain-radar-8572c37d09a7 #aviation #avgeek #NVwx
Storms, floods and melting tarmac: The aviation industry promises net zero by 2050, but today's extreme weather is already forcing airports to rethink how they're built. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/environment/2023/09/18/climate-change/extreme-weather-force-airport-redesign/?utm_content=bufferf87ca&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #environment #climatechange #climatechange #heatwaves #floods #aviation #airports
Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia has begun a trial of the AirFi box that will enable passengers to access and buy in-flight entertainment content and order food and beverages from their seats. https://www.air101.co.uk/2023/09/transavia-brings-mall-in-sky-to.html #Air101 #avgeek #travel #aviation #fyp #aircraft #transport #holidays #vacations #flights #news
Ryan Reynolds would like to talk to all you ladies that go nuts every year over pumpkin spice.
And yes, it's 'ladies'. Because no real man drinks pumpkin spice.
"A few thoughts on Pumpkin Spice Season" - Aviation American Gin
Photo of the Day 24th September 2023.
B-2788, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, China Southern Airlines, seconds after taking off from Runway 27L at London Heathrow, 22nd March 2018.
4 photos behind the link.
Made my first nutplate today! Including my first ever rivets!
I cut the aluminum and drilled it using my new drill press. I riveted the nut holder to the plate using a vise (I have a squeezer on order). Came out well enough for something intended to prevent the nut holder from turning.
This part is meant for practice and won’t be used on the airplane. Amongst other issues, I didn’t drill the center hole wide enough for the actual bolt.
🇷🇺 Russia’s poor flight safety record has for years been far worse than those of developed nations, but the Western #sanctions imposed over the war in Ukraine appear to be further worsening the situation, with the number of civil #aviation accidents doubling during 2023 despite an overall reduction in the number of flights.
Good summary of the lost #F35 incident. There's dispatch audio out there too somewhere (from Broadcastify) #military #aviation https://www.npr.org/2023/09/21/1200981028/not-sure-where-the-airplane-is-pilot-told-911-dispatcher-after-f-35-ejection
FAA issues an alert about unapproved parts possibly installed in GE model CF6 jet engines, which power a wide variety of civilian aircraft. https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/programs/sups/upn/2023-AAE-EHL-20230801-713 #aviation
NTSB: Snapchat post caused fatal distraction #snapchat #death #aviation https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2023/september/13/ntsb-reports-snapchat-post-caused-fatal-distraction
Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. was confirmed by the U.S. Senate today as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. President Joe Biden nominated him four months ago but something called a “Tuberville" was holding the confirmation hostage playing political games.
I was lucky enough to interview General Brown for Flying Magazine (not on Mastodon) a few months back:
I need help with a part of the missing (now found) F-35 story. If you have experience in airplanes with an ejection seat, or knowledge of procedures in using them, please chime in.
I have always thought that “punching out” is only done when a crash is imminent.
So if this F-35 was capable of flying about 60 more miles on autopilot, why did the highly-trained pilot eject? I read he was near both JB Charleston and KCHS, so he shoulda had options.
And why was it left on autopilot?
“In 2015 the #emissions generated along the entire #dairy production chain – from cow to grocery store shelf – accounted for an estimated 3.4 percent of all human-induced #GreenhouseGas emissions. That’s a larger share of #GlobalEmissions than #aviation. https://mstdn.social/@primonatura/111091227395196681
“The location where the debris and parts were found is roughly two hours or 80 miles northeast of Joint Base Charleston.
JB Charleston is transferring incident command to the USMC Monday night as they will begin the recovery process, according to officials.”
Oh, bummer, they found the #F35 before I did, LOL. #aviation #missing #fighter https://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/debris-field-located-near-williamsburg-county-in-search-for-missing-f-35-fighter-jet-officials-confirm/
U.S. asks for help finding missing F-35 fighter jet after pilot safely ejects during "mishap."
NBC News reports: "The jet was left in autopilot over South Carolina, but officials said Monday they are certain it's no longer flying."
Anyone want some (afaict) one-of-a-kind MIL-DTL-38999 fibre optic pigtails that were used with Harrier jump jets at two of BAE's aerodrome facilities in the UK?
They were most likely used for testing continuity and optical loss in the aircraft's fibre optic cable harness.
Came into possession of these by sheer luck. They're pretty cool, but I'm short on cash right now so I'm selling them.
Full details in the eBay item description!
F-35C with full tank of fuel has a range of 1200nm #F35 #aviation https://www.lockheedmartin.com/f35/news-and-features/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-f-35c.html
"A spokesperson for Joint Base Charleston confirms the aircraft was placed in autopilot before the pilot ejected.
Anyone with information on the F-35's whereabouts is asked to contact the Base Defense Operations Center at 843-963-3600."
DoD's All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office has launched a website: https://www.aaro.mil/. This is great news! Educating the public & providing easy access to information is the way to demystify #UAPs, put the real science in the spotlight & open the door to more collaboration (including with the #aviation community). 💻📊
For the 1000th time, no, you don't "fly more sustainably" by planting a couple trees. And it's rather telling that 100% #SAF isn't even available as one of the main options.
Hate to tell ya, but a transatlantic flight with SAF costs at least ~€600 more than your regular ticket. Yes, SAFs should be mandated, now. And yeah that means more expensive plane tickets.
🛫✈️🛬 The Ukiah Regional Airport will close for approximately one month. Here's why and how it will impact emergency response efforts in Mendocino County. https://mendovoice.com/2023/09/ukiah-regional-airport-to-temporarily-close-in-october-to-make-necessary-runway-upgrades/
Flight operations reportedly suspended at Mumbai Int'l Airport after a private jet veered off a runway and crashed while landing. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/private-aircraft-with-8-on-board-veers-off-runway-after-landing-at-mumbai-airport-amid-heavy-rain-4389760 #aviation #India
The Santos-Dumont 14-bis makes a short hop, the first flight of a fixed-wing aircraft in Europe #OTD in 1906.
It was a pioneer era, canard-style biplane designed and built by Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. It was also the first powered flight made anywhere outside of the United States, as well as the first powered flight by a non-Wright airplane. Some contend that the 14-bis, rather than the 1903 Wright Flyer, was the first true airplane. via @wikipedia
Tonight we were wondering why nobody had identified the flight which caused the UK air traffic control crash so we worked it out. It was FBU (French Bee) 731 from LAX/KLAX to ORY/LFPO.
It passed two waypoints called DVL on its expanded flight plan: Devil's Lake, Wisconsin, US, and Deauville, Normandy, FR (an intermediate on airway UN859).
"Between Rain Clouds"
pastel on UART paper (mounted) - 18x24 in
I posed as a private jet customer. This is what I was told about emissions...
Many of us have been saying this all along to people who keep insisting on coming up with excuses not to take #action to stop #ClimateChange: if humans do not make the changes urgently needed on a voluntary basis, then #Nature will force those changes on us anyway.
Don't want to do it? Ok, then:
"Storm Daniel: Travel chaos in Greece as flights are cancelled and cars ordered off the road"
Nationwide ground stop for #UnitedAirlines due to "systemwide technology issue" (Update: they apparently already fixed their issue and lifted the ground stop) #FAA #aviation #travel https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/05/faa-issues-nationwide-ground-stop-for-united-airlines-flights.html
Won't be much missed.
[Gift link from me] ‘Good riddance’: in the event of severe turbulence, please eject the Qantas CEO https://www.crikey.com.au/2023/09/05/alan-joyce-qantas-ceo-resignation-pilots-engineers/?su=ZW8yRDdkTEdTdCtwOHVlQ1hPUS9Idz09
#Qantas boss announces his early departure. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-09-05/alan-joyce-standing-down-from-qantas-early/102814516 #Australia #aviation
I wonder if the federal government will be forced to reverse its mysterious decision not to allow extra flights? The media is keeping up the pressure.
Government’s Qatar Airways decision under fire